Microsoft Azure DevOps Engineer Certification AZ-400

Azure DevOps AZ-400 Certification Training Course

Dive deep into Azure DevOps through in-depth lectures, step-by-step guided video labs, and prepare for the Microsoft Azure DevOps Expert (AZ-400) certification exam.

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Course Instructor: Mike Pfeiffer

Mike Pfeiffer is a twenty-year tech industry veteran who’s worked for some of the largest technology companies in the world including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Mike is a published author, international conference speaker, Microsoft Azure MVP, and host of the CloudSkills.fm podcast.

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Course Outline


Module 1: DevOps Fundamentals

Gain an understanding of core DevOps principles and practices, terminology and culture. Learn the foundations of DevOps and understand how businesses build high performance IT teams, why we need DevOps and the history of how we got here, how to move past traditional processes and implement Agile infrastructure, identify and eliminate wasteful processes, and much more.

Here are the labs and lectures for week one:

Module 2: Shell Scripting with PowerShell

Get started with writing automation scripts using PowerShell core and learn the basics of Azure PowerShell, Azure Cloud Shell, Azure Automation, and how to work with Git, GitHub, Azure Repos, and VS Code, as an infrastructure developer.

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Module 3: Infrastructure as Code

Discover the core building blocks of Infrastructure as Code and how to completely automate the entire application lifecycle. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is the management of infrastructure (networks, virtual machines, load balancers, etc.) in a descriptive model, using the same versioning as development team uses for application source code. Learn how to author, test, and deploy infrastructure using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates and Hashicorp Terraform to automate the end-to-end deployment of applications.

Here are the labs and lectures for week three:

Module 4: Config Management and Automation

Learn how to implement Azure Automation for both runbook automation and configuration management with PowerShell DSC. Gain an understanding of how to deploy and manage Azure resources with Ansible. Learn how to deliver event-based automation solutions with serverless functions written in pure PowerShell script.

Here are the labs and lectures for week four:

Module 5: Event-Driven Serverless Functions

Learn how to take advantage of Azure Functions which includes native support for PowerShell Core as well as the Azure Az modules, and more. Discover the key techniques used to leverage PowerShell in Azure Functions so you can deliver event-based solutions built on best practices that successfully deliver on-demand services through serverless automation.

Here are the labs and lectures for week five:

Module 6: Docker and Kubernetes Deep Dive

Learn the foundations of Docker containers, orchestration systems (including Kubernetes), microservices architecture, serverless functions and event-driven computing, and cloud deployment options such as the blue-green deployment pattern, canary releases, dark launches, and feature toggles. Also learn how to collect metrics, create alarms and alerts, implement centralized log aggregation, and perform A/B testing.

Here are the labs and lectures for week six:

Module 7: Continuous Integration & Delivery

Continuous Integration (CI) is the process of automating the build and testing of code every time a team member commits changes to version control. Continuous Delivery (CD) is the process to build, test, configure and deploy from a build to a production environment. Learn how to implement CI/CD with Azure DevOps in real-world projects, and discover what you need to know in order to pass the AZ-400 certification exam.

Here are the labs and lectures for week seven:

Module 8: DevOps Strategy and Culture

Learn about the cultural transformation that DevOps teams are embracing and how to succeed on high performance teams. Being an effective contributor requires new skills, tools, innovative thinking, and transformational leadership practices. Discover the communication and leadership skills you'll need to collaborate effectively with others, break down silos between teams, and evolve with your organization.

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Great training from experienced and knowledgeable trainers. The training material and demos mix the content with real-world scenarios which really accelerated my understanding.
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What the prerequisites for this course?

We recommend that you have basic sysadmin skills, along with a high-level understanding of software development. You do not need to be a programmer to succeed in this course.


Who is this for?

Our courses are for anybody working in the IT industry who wants to achieve the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer certification and make a career transition into DevOps, regardless if you come from an "ops" or "dev" background.


Do I need an Azure subscription to follow along?

We are big believers in hands-on practice, however, having an Azure subscription is not a requirement for this course. Sit back and watch, and feel free to follow along if you'd like.


How long will I have access to the course?

You will have full access to the recordings with your subscription. You watch videos, follow our proven step-by-step process, get results.


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